congratulations everybody! Looking forward to trying these tonight :)
The original download had a broken version of my level, that's been fixed.
Is this because of the Sonic movie trailer?
"[4:47 PM] fairweather: SM195 - as celebration of the new sonic movie, make a map in 24hrs, gotta go fast.
4:47 PM] fairweather: not even joking, :gomap~1:"
Excellent Maps All Around
I was particularly impressed by Pinchy's and Yoder's submissions, but I'm a sucker for blue and grey colors. Sankyoou and Zungryware, are you new? I liked the lighting on both your maps, very pretty. Artistical, I like the idea of an underwater crypt, and I like what you did with the water-windows. Ing-ing, your mapping is getting better, but your level was just unfair at points; I had to use god mode on the last room. Fairweather, I really liked yours, but I have to admit that I got stuck on the gold-key/vore room. Where do I go after that?
This is an impressive set for having been done in only 24 hours. I guess I'm going to have to figure out Trenchbroom at some point so I can stop just being a critic and start making shit.
Played The Two First Maps
Artistical, nice ambience and details, I like how 'low powered' the map is, when getting a box of shells is an exciting event :)
Fairweather, cool map with a few surprises. So much jumping was somewhat frustrating, but teleporting mechanic was pretty fun and could be used creatively to escape damage and surprise enemies. Traversing to the golden key area was too hard to execute IMO.
@Renuciant Originally my level was supposed to be a puzzle platforming level with multiple routes, but due to the time constraint the only area of the map like that is the golden key area! It requires either finding a secret, or making some tricky platforming.
On the note of you making maps, go for it! Trenchbroom is easy and powerful software.
Some More Demos
Pinchy: nice visuals, chaotic gameplay which I didn't like very much. Secrets seem to be almost mandatory to proceed.
Sankyou: Simple, but quite pleasant map. I liked the magic columns underwater, pretty cool detail.
Yoder: Reminded me the Toybox mod released recently. Overall small and efficient map. Liked the instant quad that forced me to aggressively move forward and set the pace for the map.
Thanks for the demos. Dropping down to get the green armor was something I hadn't thought of (one of the buttons in the water opens the door). Glad to see there's more than one way to get there!
I beat all my maps secretless and saveless on hard before publishing
The good ones were good. The less good ones were less good. One thing to note is that making a speedmap simply bigger rather than better seems superfluous to me.